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'Ernest Hemingway - Thoughts' is an open edition, illustrative literary print by New York City based creative studio 'Obvious State'. This artwork is printed on heavy premium 270 gsm Fine Art paper with an elegant eggshell finish.

"For we have thought the longer thoughts, and gone the shorter way." - Ernest Hemingway from his poem Chapter Heading.

In his earlier work, Hemingway experimented with the lean, muscular writing style he eventually distilled to what he referred to as "iceberg theory." That is, leave your meaning mostly beneath the surface. 

We love this elegant aphorism for what remains unsaid, but our guess is that he was speaking broadly of humanity. As human beings, we are capable of extraordinary creativity, wisdom and compassion. But we’re also capable of destruction, distrust and self-inflicted wounds. 

In this illustration, we see a reimagined contradiction in nature as a flourishing tree with a tenuous foundation. From the top, it branches out in a hundred directions, each leaf taking the shape of an eye observing the world.  But from the base, the trunk is displaced to form the blade of an axe - the source of its own potential destruction.

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. There are two finishes to choose from: black or white.

For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes.

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come flat packed. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Artist Obvious State
Subject Books & Literature, Graphic, Motivational
Edition Of N/A
Signed No
One Off No
Image Size 25.5 x 33 cm
Paper Size 28 x 35.5 cm
Mounted Size N/A
Framed Size 31 x 38.5 cm
Medium Print
Catalogue Number ER099_C

Ernest Hemingway - Thoughts

Obvious State
In stock
SKU
ER099_C
£25.00
£25.00
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Product Details

'Ernest Hemingway - Thoughts' is an open edition, illustrative literary print by New York City based creative studio 'Obvious State'. This artwork is printed on heavy premium 270 gsm Fine Art paper with an elegant eggshell finish.

"For we have thought the longer thoughts, and gone the shorter way." - Ernest Hemingway from his poem Chapter Heading.

In his earlier work, Hemingway experimented with the lean, muscular writing style he eventually distilled to what he referred to as "iceberg theory." That is, leave your meaning mostly beneath the surface. 

We love this elegant aphorism for what remains unsaid, but our guess is that he was speaking broadly of humanity. As human beings, we are capable of extraordinary creativity, wisdom and compassion. But we’re also capable of destruction, distrust and self-inflicted wounds. 

In this illustration, we see a reimagined contradiction in nature as a flourishing tree with a tenuous foundation. From the top, it branches out in a hundred directions, each leaf taking the shape of an eye observing the world.  But from the base, the trunk is displaced to form the blade of an axe - the source of its own potential destruction.

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. There are two finishes to choose from: black or white.

For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes.

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come flat packed. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Artist Obvious State
Subject Books & Literature, Graphic, Motivational
Signed No
One Off No
Size 25.5 x 33
Paper Size 28 x 35.5
Framed Size 31 x 38.5
Medium Print
Catalogue Number ER099